,I always wanted to be a bad boy or in my case, bad girl. I love the idea of role-playing. After all, who wasn't trying to imagine what they would say to their mystery date at the end of the night --- I mean game!
I listen to my students with amazement when they play D&D so I was really surprised when I came across the headline"The 1980's Media Panic Over Dungeons & Dragons" by Eric Grundhauser which made me wonder, why the hub-bub over D&D?
Here's what I see and hear when students are playing:
They are fully engaged! They talk with one another, laugh, cringe as the dungeon master plans their next adventure, collaborate as they plot and plan the next move. They create a narrative that is as fully evolved as a Dickens story and would rival a Game of Thrones storyline. I never considered it a spectator sport but I've watched students enjoy listening as the story unfolds, eagerly anticipating the next roll of the die. Best of all, there's no interruption from a phone or the buzz from some device. In my world, I hope D&D lives forever.